August 26, 2009

Words float up from Twitter, blogs just in time

Success comes with passion, power and purpose. Or maybe the right word is authenticity,

Posts by others remind me that each of us is responsible for where we are. It is the message I need to hear as I drown in the ever growing group of journalists drawn out of their newsroom through the carrot of a buyout "too good to ignore."

I watch so many writing goodbyes.

So thank you @TonyDearing for this tweet:
Nice interview by @cnewvine with owners of Ann Arbor Brewing Co and Corner Brewery
Colleen Newvine did come up with an inspiring post on the success of the owners of Ann Arbor Brewing Co and Corner Brewery. Hard work coupled with a dream won't make a life worth living. That takes mindful awareness of what life you want, how the day must go. Imagine that.

Thank you Gina Chen for reminding me to review Ryan Sholin's post on authenticity. a
and the archived chat from Poynter Online.

What can be more simple then his five keys to authenticity:
  1. Be Human
  2. Be Honest
  3. Be Aware
  4. Be Everywhere
  5. Show Your Work
Thanks also for your idea that authenticity on the Web prevents ethical breaches for journalists engaging with readers.
"If you’re authentic — which includes honesty and forthrightness and decency in my mind — you’re not going to have a problem with breaching anything.

"To me, authenticity would makes it needless to impose cumbersome rules for journalists’ social media use."
(Are you sure Gina that you need to move out of the newsroom and back to the classroom? There are newsrooms needing your thinking,)

Thank you Good Housekeeping for the latest reminder from Geneen Roth that I am the boss of me. The article was about food and why adults don't need a food critic:
  • Nutritional and medical info is helpful and necessary
  • No hiding, no spending a life as a child obeying authority or rebelling
  • Shame does not lead to everlasting change.
  • Be clear and direct about your needs
  • Remind yourself you are the boss of you
The words float to the surface when the message is needed.


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